3 Engineers of India who were held hostage for around a year by the Afghan Taliban have been released on Sunday. As per the official reports the 3 engineers were released in exchange of 11 militants of Taliban including some high ranked officials.
The #Afghan Taliban says it has freed three Indian hostages in an exchange for securing the release of 11 Taliban members, including some high-ranking officials of the militant group. via @GandharaRFE . More: https://t.co/9LM5IXhcMf— Malali Bashir (@MalaliBashir) October 7, 2019
Officials of Taliban shared photo and footage of what they said was the freed militants being greeted after their release. Last year Seven Indian engineers working for a power plant in Afghanistan’s northern Baghlan Province were kidnapped.
So, far no comments have been received from Afghan or Indian authorities.